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MariaDB Raises the Bar in Developer Enablement and DevOps Productivity

Mariadb_logoMariaDB® Corporation, a recognized leader in open source database solutions for high availability, scalability and performance, announced the Summer 2015 release of MariaDB Enterprise, which was designed to accelerate deployment of open source DBMS applications and to improve reliability and security for DevOps.  The Summer 2015 release builds on MariaDB’s leadership position as the new “M” in LAMP, having displaced MySQL as the default database in the Red Hat and SUSE Linux distributions.  MariaDB is also included in Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Rackspace and other cloud stacks, and it is the database of choice for IBM POWER8.

In just five years, the adoption of MariaDB for new applications and the migration to MariaDB from MySQL and other RDBMSs has been tremendous,” said Patrik Sallner, CEO of MariaDB.  “We enable our customers to extend their database solutions to address high availability, scalability and performance at considerable total cost of ownership (TCO) savings.  Now with the Summer 2015 release of MariaDB Enterprise, our customers and partners can realize even further gains through developer enablement and DevOps productivity.”

MariaDB Enterprise, which is provided as a subscription, includes curated and hardened server binaries based on the leading open source MariaDB community server, along with a selection of tools, connectors, subscription services and customer portal to address the needs of mission-critical applications.  In addition, MariaDB Enterprise offers users the option to deploy MaxScale™, a database-aware proxy platform that provides capabilities such as load balancing, sharding and firewall protection without the need to modify existing applications.

We find many of our clients adopting a dual-RDBMS strategy: an open-source RDBMS combined with one of the commercial DBMS engines.  We also find that many clients are beginning to use OSDBMS for more applications than originally planned — and that vendors are eager to tell us about their “expanding footprint” after their first few deployments are in place in an organization.  We believe this trend will continue so that, by 2018, more than 70% of new in-house applications will be developed on an OSDBMS [1]. Information leaders who opt for an open-source DBMS (OSDBMS) licensing model can benefit from much lower costs than using a commercial model, even with today’s hosted cloud and database platform as a service (dbPaaS) offerings,” according to Gartner.

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The MariaDB Enterprise Summer 2015 release includes enhancements in key areas:

Developer Enablement and DevOps Productivity

  • Tools: Docker Containers, Chef Recipes & Cookbooks
  • Ability to launch email notifications and external scripts via MaxScale event triggers
  • Hardened and curated MariaDB Enterprise server binaries

Reliability and Security

  • Client-side SSL support in MaxScale
  • Integrated failure detection and failover with MaxScale
  • Failover built into the JDBC connector

Scalability

  • MaxScale binlog server extended to support MariaDB 10 master and slaves

Performance

  • Optimized performance binaries for MariaDB Enterprise Cluster 5.5 and 10.0 on RHEL / CentOS 6 & 7, which can increase performance by 15%

Customer experience

  • Online subscription management through the MariaDB customer portal has been extended to allow management of all third party and notification keys through the portal.

MariaDB’s Summer release is well aligned with the trend by enterprises to adopt and use multiple data platforms in concert; no one platform can do all things,” said John Myers, Managing Research Director at Enterprise Management Associates (EMA).  “As customers look for faster time to implementation and a shorter time to insight from their data, MariaDB’s elastic database platform’s new functionality enables organizations to implement and derive value more rapidly.”

MariaDB was recognized by Gartner October 16, 2014, when placed in the leader’s quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems.”

Availability

MariaDB Enterprise Summer 2015, with MaxScale, is available immediately.

 

[1] Gartner, The State of Open-Source RDBMSs, 2015, Donald Feinberg, Merv Adrian, April 21, 2015

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